Articles tagged “tokyo”

Hotels

FILA, Toy Story, and Hello Kitty Latest to Jump on Hotel Branding Trend

To lose connection with your customer is to lose meaning in your message. After a time of social-distancing, brands are coming up with ways that bring them closer to their consumers than ever before.

FILA, Toy Story, and Hello Kitty Latest to Jump on Hotel Branding Trend

Tourism

Tokyo Doctors Call for Cancellation of Summer Olympics

Pressure to contain the virus ahead of the Olympics is enormous, but only 3 percent of Japanese are vaccinated. In a bad omen, the World Economic Forum has canceled a planned August meeting in Singapore.

Tokyo Doctors Call for Cancellation of Summer Olympics

Tourism

Japan to Ban Foreign Spectators From Tokyo Olympics

An official announcement may still be weeks away, but a ban on foreign visitors is likely. The move would undermine more than a dozen years of Japanese effort to boost its international tourism. But the decision would be a sensible one under the circumstances.

Japan to Ban Foreign Spectators From Tokyo Olympics

Tourism

Japan Weighs Ban on Overseas Spectators for Tokyo Olympics

The Olympics games are set to begin in less than five months, but the spread of new coronavirus variants worldwide is worrying organizers. A ban would disappoint hundreds of thousands of expected spectators, but might be a good public health decision.

Japan Weighs Ban on Overseas Spectators for Tokyo Olympics

Business Travel

Will New Business Class Fares Woo Back Corp Travelers?

After Emirates, now low-cost carrier Zipair is offering a "basic" business-class product. The concept sounds great, but convincing company travel buyers could be a challenge.

Will New Business Class Fares Woo Back Corp Travelers?

Business Travel

Japan’s Hoshino Resorts Will Shift Its Marketing to Woo Domestic Travelers

The Tokyo-based, 100-year old hospitality company, Hoshino Resorts, used to focus on international luxury travelers. But, as Japan essentially closes to foreign travel for months to come, the privately held company has pivoted to wooing domestic tourists.

Japan’s Hoshino Resorts Will Shift Its Marketing to Woo Domestic Travelers

Tourism

Kyoto Asks Tourists to Stay Away as Coronavirus Threatens Japan Economy

It wasn't too long ago that Japan was still portraying itself as a picture of normality. Now, the shelving of Tokyo Olympics and an escalating crisis will likely undo the recent gains made for Japan tourism.

Kyoto Asks Tourists to Stay Away as Coronavirus Threatens Japan Economy

EventMB

What the Olympics Postponement Means for the Events Industry

What the Olympics Postponement Means for the Events Industry

Tourism

Tokyo Olympics to Be Postponed, a First in 124-Year History of the Modern Games

It's understandable that Japan's prime minister was reluctant to do it, but the postponement of the 2020 Games felt inevitable. Now, it's official.

Tokyo Olympics to Be Postponed, a First in 124-Year History of the Modern Games

Coronavirus

International Olympics Committee Evaluates Games Postponement as Opposition Mounts

Amid growing concerns from athletes and sports officials, the IOC has given itself four weeks to evaluate scenario planning for the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Some of the scenarios include postponement for up to two years. This is the first time postponement has been publicly discussed as a possible scenario since the coronavirus outbreak has spread worldwide.

International Olympics Committee Evaluates Games Postponement as Opposition Mounts